Karisia Walking Safaris
Karisia Walking Safaris specialises in comfortable walking safaris, supported by camels to carry all the camping equipment and luggage. Based in eastern Laikipia, Karisia allow you to explore untouched parts of Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau only accessible on foot and offers a unique perspective on not just the animals but the land they live in.
Karisia Walking Safaris are based at Tumaren Camp, originally the home of Karisia’s owners Kerry and James Glen. This charming tented camp has six beautifully furnished sleeping tents with solar lighting and hot running water. As a fixed camp Tumuren Camp does not move and it is well worth having a night or two here prior to setting out on your mobile adventure. Game drives are also possible here as well as walks from camp.
From Tumaren Camp you can head out on your mobile walking safari, which can last as long as you choose. Each adventure is private and designed for you. Yes your four poster bed is left behind, but the king size mattress, feather pillows, duvet, linen, dressing gowns, towels, hot water bottles, and solar lights all come along. You will sleep in a traditional canvas tent, with a chair, table, mirror, drinking water and wash basin on the tent veranda. There is a loo behind each tent and plenty of hot water for a hot bucket shower. This adventure is for anyone between the ages of four and 80.
The Laikipia region boasts the highest diversity of large mammals in Kenya, and is also home to several endangered species including the Grevy’s zebra, the African wild dog, and Jackson’s hartebeest. Specialist Samburu guides, and an expert tracker, together with a few camels carrying your refreshments and day-packs, will accompany you on your morning walk, while the camel train moves ahead to set up the next camp and a gourmet lunch. Afternoon are usually for relaxation, maybe a dip in a river, some bird watching, then sundowners and a three course dinner bring each day to a close.
A walking safari with Karisia will give you a rich insight into the region’s glorious bio-diversity, and the lives and traditions of the local Samburu tribe.